POLICE in Huddersfield have renewed an appeal for witnesses after an armed raid in Birkby.
They want to track down two thugs armed with a gun who held up a betting office.
The robbery happened around 6pm on Friday, December 22.
The manager of a bookmakers on St John's Road, Birkby, had closed up for the night and was about to leave the premises with a friend when two men forced their way into the building.
The manager - a 24 year old man - was threatened and his male friend was struck with a handgun by the robbers who demanded cash.
The manager handed the robbers an amount of cash, and they then left via a fire door at the rear of the building.
Both victims were left shaken and the manager's friend received a minor head injury.
The robbers are described as two black men, both around 5ft 8 to 5ft 9 inches tall, wearing all dark clothing and balaclavas. They were in their late teens, one was slim and the other stocky.
Police are appealing for any witnesses to the robbery, or anyone who may have seen the suspects in the area before or after the robbery, particularly in a nearby alleyway, to contact Huddersfield CID on 01484 436685 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.